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Home openers highlighted by Blackhawks vs. Rangers

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 1:00 PM / News

The Chicago Blackhawks will raise another Stanley Cup banner to the rafters at United Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, when they host the New York Rangers in their home opener on the first night of the 2015-16 season.

The NHL announced the home openers for each team Wednesday. The full schedule for the upcoming season will be released Thursday.

There will be three other games on Oct. 7: the Toronto Maple Leafs and new coach Mike Babcock will host the Montreal Canadiens; the Los Angeles Kings will host the San Jose Sharks and new coach Peter DeBoer; and the Calgary Flames will host the Vancouver Canucks, a rematch of a Western Conference First Round series of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL announces home openers for 2015-16 season

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 1:00 PM / News

NHL Public Relations

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the home openers for all 30 clubs for the 2015-16 regular season. The League's complete 1,230-game schedule will be released tomorrow – Thursday, June 25 – at 10 a.m. ET.

Surprising Flames have most finalists at NHL Awards

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 3:00 AM / 2015 NHL Awards

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- At first, Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler asked a question.

"Would you have guessed that before the season?" Hudler said.

The answer is no; it's unlikely anybody would have guessed that the team that would have the most representatives eligible to win trophies Wednesday at the 2015 NHL Awards (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports) would be the Flames.

How could anyone have anticipated that considering so little was expected of the Flames this season after they finished the 2013-14 season with 77 points and a plan to play younger players and continue on a massive rebuild?

The Flames certainly weren't expected to compete for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, let alone get one.

Hudler felt differently.

Unique skills put McDavid, Eichel at top of draft class

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 3:00 AM / 2015 NHL Draft

Evan Sporer - Staff Writer

The gap between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, first and second respectively on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, is slim.

It's the gap between the projected top two picks of the 2015 draft, which will be held at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on June 26-27, and the rest of the field that is a bit wider.

McDavid and Eichel have been touted as generational talents for the success and promise they've displayed before becoming draft eligible, and each offers a different skill set that many project will mesh with today's NHL game.

For McDavid, the expected No. 1 pick of the draft, comparisons have been made to Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby because of McDavid's ability to do everything not only incredibly well, but also incredibly fast.

Seguin moves up to top spot in 2010 re-draft

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 3:00 AM / 2015 NHL Draft

Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor will take a look back at the NHL drafts from five, 10 and 15 years ago this week, leading up to the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. How would a redo of those drafts look today?

The debate for the No. 1 pick of the 2010 NHL Draft came down to one question: Taylor or Tyler?

Would the team with the first selection opt for high-scoring left wing Taylor Hall, who was dominating opponents with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League? Or would the playmaking skills of center Tyler Seguin, of the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, be too much to pass on?

But what the ensuing five years have proven is that there was a pool of talent picked that weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles that went far deeper than just two players.

Metropolitan Division team needs for 2015 draft

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 3:00 AM / 2015 NHL Draft

Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor

The 2015 NHL Draft will be a great opportunity for teams to shore up positions of need with an injection of energetic, young talent.

As the first round of the draft draws near, there's no better time to take a glimpse at the possible draft needs of all 30 teams.

While there still may be trades and surprises in the works leading up to the draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the priorities likely will remain the same. Here's a breakdown of what Metropolitan Division teams could be looking to do when they arrive in Florida.

New GM Shero sees fresh challenge in building Devils

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 3:00 AM / 2015 NHL Draft

Mike G. Morreale - Staff Writer

Ray Shero doesn't believe he's in familiar territory as general manager for the New Jersey Devils as he was almost a decade ago when hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the same role.

Still, it's hard to ignore the comparisons.

The Penguins had just completed a fourth straight season of having failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs when Shero was hired to replace Craig Patrick as GM in May 2006. Patrick, an iconic figure in Pittsburgh, had served as GM for 16 seasons.

"It's never a seamless transition; going into Pittsburgh there were people working for Craig for 16 years, so it takes a little time. The same can be said for those working for Lou Lamoriello in New Jersey," Shero said.

P.K. Subban excited about larger role at NHL Awards

Tuesday, 06.23.2015 / 11:54 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is not only nominated for the Norris Trophy at this year's NHL Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports), but he will be an important part of the broadcast for a second consecutive year.

Subban will be the host of the Samsung NHL Social Lounge, interviewing players backstage and checking out what is trending on social media. It is a step up from last year's job when Subban hosted the red carpet arrivals of the players prior to the ceremony.

With his role escalating, it would be fair to wonder if Subban is preparing a bid to actually host the show one year.

Rangers forward Zuccarello 'progressing well'

Tuesday, 06.23.2015 / 11:37 PM / News

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said on Tuesday that the latest report he received from team doctors revealed that forward Mats Zuccarello is progressing well in his recovery from a brain contusion and hairline fracture of his skull.

"I got an email from our medical staff last week, everything is coming along fine and he should be 100 percent, I was told, by the beginning of August," Vigneault said.

Zuccarello sustained the injury when he was struck in the head by defenseman Ryan McDonagh's slap shot in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Penguins' Letang says he'll be ready for training camp

Tuesday, 06.23.2015 / 11:37 PM / News

Shawn Roarke - Director, Editorial

LAS VEGAS -- Kris Letang said Tuesday he will be ready for the start of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp for the 2015-16 season.

Letang missed the final seven games of the regular season and the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a concussion March 28 against the Arizona Coyotes

"Without a doubt, I am going to be ready for training camp; no doubt about that," the 28-year-old defenseman said during media availability for the 2015 NHL Awards, which are Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports).

Letang, a finalist for the Masterton Trophy, has been working out since he was cleared by Penguins doctors to return to physical activity June 1.

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